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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Just For You......

CAS Mix Up Challenge for this month is Cling Wrap...
I love learning new techniques and this is a great challenge to learn.
Update...Thrilled with the shout out for my card...Thank you x

I have had so much fun playing with different mediums, card stock etc
and now have tons of backgrounds to use at a later date.
This is my card......
For the wrap technique I have used Bistre powders in Noir, water and glossy card.
I also tried starch and the effects where great too.
Whilst I was at it I tried Brusho's, Infusions and Lindy magical powders...
All unique and great....

I used the die cut fern, as a stencil and popped through black crackle
and enhanced with white antiquing cream.
The effect was subtle and added another layer of texture and interest.
The die cut fern has been double heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I have used a fussy edged rectangle die cut 
and stamped the sentiment in white.
Finishing off with silver embossing around the edge 
and a small die cut heart with heat embossed frantage.
I loved the effect of this unique and fun technique.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs
xx
Challenges I would love to enter....
CAS Mix Up Challenge for this month is Cling Wrap...
I have stamped and my choice is stencil, crackle, heat embossing die cutting and frantage
Update...Thrilled with the shout out for my card...Thank you x
I have gone with the optional colour twist of Silver....
Craft Stamper - Anything goes
AAA Cards - The theme for the CAS style is Chilled...
I thought my background looked like cracked ice, cold,
chilled blue/black tones in colour and the cold silver...
CASology - Cue word is Glimmer






48 comments:

Izzy Scrap said...

WOooooW ! Don't know what to tell you.....it is just so beautiful, amazing, fabulous..and more ! I'm totally in awe of your card ! So many media used and such an incredible result ! Superb work ! Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Mac this is amazing, brilliant design and I love the fern, you've used amazing techniques and also love the texture, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Goodness, this is amazing what a great result. x[aNNie]

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOW - this is absolutely stunning! Such depth to your background! Love the frosty look of it - perfect for this time of the year!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG this is stunning, love all the mixed media detail with such a CAS twist, the black bister is one of my favorites for this technique. I love your silver embossing framing the piece of art :)

Maxine D said...

WOW!!! What a stunning card Mac - this is absolutely gorgeous - love it - the silver and black and all the texture has left me speechless!! Awesome work.
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

The effect of your work is stunningly amazing, I love the background and the fern with it's silver finish, it look like it is real silver.
Faith
x

Heidi Stamps said...

Wow, this one is a showstopper! What a wonderful effect you got on the background!

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, my friend! Another rich and elegant card! Love the double embossed fern and the cling wrap background is amazing! I can't wait to see more of your backgrounds! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

LOVE all the mixed media elements this this amazing card, Mac!! It is so artsy, yet elegant with the black, silver and white. Your cling wrap background is so cool! Great texture from your black embossed fern and die-cut, heat embossed fern. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Jeanne H said...

All of your cards lately have been so gorgeous. Wow, love all the silver on the latest one. Am really glad you found me so I could find you!

Susan said...

I'm completely awestruck by this card - it is stunning! I love every element of it - the fabulous cling wrap background, the texture from the stenciled feather, and the richness of the heat embossed feather. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Jen W. said...

Wow what a cool technique! So much shiny fabulous texture! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Greta said...

Another jaw-dropping project, Mac! What can I say but WOW!

Jane said...

Great metallic look to your card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Julia Aston said...

Wow this is wonderful Mac! it looks sort of like a glacier in the Arctic with the pattern you achieved! love the silver embossed fronds - a beautiful card! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful background and shine. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

WOW! This is so incredibly beautiful and looks like it came from a gallery! Great inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Anna Uhras said...

How cool isn’t this!! It’s fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology! Anna xo

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mac, once again amazed me with the beauty of your card. Your background has so many colors and textures ... I admire your two, so different branches of ferns. Everything is wonderfully combined with colors. And I love this beautiful glass heart. Have I already told you that you are a genius artist?
Hugs,
BożenA

Melissa L. said...

Very cool result, Mac. Thanks for sharing with us AAA Cards Clean and Simple Game #107 Chilled.

Ina Grehan said...

oooooooooooooooooh! more gorgeousnees here M. Love the result you got with the cling wrap. What makes this a standout is that wonky die. The texture you have here is amazing. So love the silver/grey tones and amazing layout. Love that feather. Nice finish with the wee heart. Still picking myself up after your last post with the 'other' feathers.

Cheryl S said...

That background is amazing! Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

MaryH said...

So pleased to see you over the 'bug' and stamping & blogging once again. Oh my, you've embraced the cling technique most beautifully. This metallic fern card is just magnificent. So much shimmer & love the negative space topped with the silvery-fern. Doesn't the starch give a nice scent as you spray it on. I don't have any of the Bisters, but I do have some infusions that I want to try with this. Also the Lindy's magical powders and sprays. YOu just never know how it's gonna turn out. The colors on this were so amazing, and it's a really impressive design layout too. You aced this one Mac! TFS & Hugs

Bobby said...

After Loll raved about your card I had to come take a look. It is amazing and a glorious work of art.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so cool, Mac! I totally agree with Julia - this is like a stunning glacier in the Arctic. The stenciled fern echoes the heat-embossed fern and yet their textures are so different. Great visual interest! The silver embossed fussy edges go so well the ferns and the cling wrap wrinkle marks. And I love the small heat-embossed heart. It adds a drop of charm to the icy scene. Hideko xx

Stella said...

I can learn a lot from you Mac! The variety of techniques, mix of materials and use of silver made my jaw drop. This is stunning!

Cara said...

This is just gorgeous x

Patti said...

I can't believe I'm even allowed to visit your blog! I'm glad I was sitting down cuz this one knocks my socks off!! WOW all I can say is you are a gifted artist my friend!!

Patti

nancy littrell said...

Oh My Gosh, Mac...Absolutely Stunning "Work of Art", my friend. Your gorgeous Bister's Cling Wrap background was the most wonderful start for your beautifully stenciled, textured and stenciled CAS design. I LOVE every single element. Adding your sweet heart was genius too. TFS and so pleased you joined our CAS Mix Up Challenge and now have a stack of cling wrap beauties for future creations:-) Hugs..
P.S. TFS all your creative details!

Annie said...

Wow!!! Love this technique too and must certainly give it a try x Wonderful details especially love the embossed fern xx

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Jo Manna said...

So rich and unique Mac. Your background is sublime and the silver embossing gives such a fine finish. Love the stencilling too, so smart. Simply beautiful, love it!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

shirley-bee said...

Stunning! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

Pat said...

Such exquisite texture with the double silver heat embossed ferns and the mixture of ingredients, if I can call them that..lol, look great Mac. I love that sweet mottled heart at the base of the fern too. Fabulous! x

Linda said...

WOW!!! This looks a amazing, the background is just mesmerizing. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Ros Crawford said...

Yoohoo!! It's me... Oh how I have missed seeing your creations and when I saw this card you almost made me fall off the chair ... Not clever! hahaha!
Really Mac... You always take things to another level and this is beyond amazing... I would have to sit with you to understand how you got that look but It should be in a gallery somewhere .. Stunning just doesn't cut it.
Sending hugs and thanks for your concern. XXX

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,Mac.Love this beautiful technique.

Gr,Sylvia x

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing effect. I love what you have created here. Hugs Mr A.

Diane said...

Fabulous technique and wow love the card design.

Hugs Diane

Viv said...

Wow Mac you always surprise me with stuff but this is fabulous. Just love that bold silver and the cracklng effects ;) Viv xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is one beautiful creation with great texture!

Cathy said...

Amazing project Mac, so many gorgeous details. Thanks for the heads up this morning too, I'm in shock lol! Cathy x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a stunning piece of artwork and the colours look absolutely amazing. I occasionally have days where I just take out lots of different mediums to play with. I have the time of my life but usually loose my desk in the process, I end up working in about 6x6 inches of space! Your work has gone from strength to strength and just like you said....It's always a pleasure to visit. Be happy, Sandra x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Mac, this is spectacular ... such delicious texture, depth, dimension and interest ... and still so wonderfully crisp and clean ... a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

foleysfriend said...

Your card is fantastic! I love the mixed media effects while maintaining lots of white space to keep the card CAS. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.


sue

Karen D. said...

wow....just gorgeous and so rich looking. Love you fab results!!
xx Karen

cm said...

GASP! Breath-taken-away gorgeous, Mac! You've created a stunning background for your ferns! The layers, textures, design...in awe!
Hugs~carol

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous combination of design elements and techniques ... so glad you joined our CAS Challenge at STAMPlorations.